Proclamation

By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama is home to over 13,000 licensed Amateur Radio Operators who repeatedly demonstrate their immense value to the citizens of this state by providing emergency communications during disasters; and

WHEREAS, Amateur Radio Operators generously operate privately owned communication resources for the welfare and common good of Alabama's citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Amateur Radio Operators diligently maintain communications on a state and world-wide basis in preparation for emergencies anywhere on earth; and

WHEREAS, Amateur Radio Operators always practice and refine their communication skills especially during the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) annual Field Day exercises; and

WHEREAS, the annual Amateur Radio Field Day event is June 24-25, 2017:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of June 19th through June 25th, 2017, as                                                  

Amateur Radio Week

in the State of Alabama .

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 31st day of May 2017.

Kay Ivey

Governor